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Vacancies effectively shut down small Maine town

May. 21, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

PASSADUMKEAG, Maine (AP) — A small town in Maine has effectively shut down because it no longer has a town clerk, code enforcement officer, assessor or animal control officer. The Bangor Daily News reports that Christen Bouchard resigned last month from her position as town clerk...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

Maine attorney general plans to sue over PFAS contamination

May. 17, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey said the state is preparing for a lawsuit against manufacturers of so-called forever chemicals. Frey said at the Democratic State Convention last weekend that steps are being taken to “hold these chemical manufacturers to...

Gov. Mills touts fiscal record at Democratic convention

May. 14, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills sought to steal a page from the GOP playbook at Maine’s Democratic Convention on Saturday, boasting of returning money to taxpayers and raising the rainy day fund to new heights. The first woman to serve as governor of Maine contrasted her...

Mom charged for giving opioid antidote to overdosing toddler

May. 13, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman has been charged with child endangerment after she allegedly used the opioid antidote naloxone to revive her 2-year-old daughter after the toddler got into the mother's drugs. The prosecution will test Maine’s so-called Good Samaritan law, which...

Reproductive rights message left outside Sen Collins' home

May. 10, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A message left in chalk outside Sen. Susan Collins' home urged her to support the Democratic effort to codify Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion nationwide. Bangor police responded to the Republican...

Some Maine school districts, such as largest, restart masks

May. 10, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some Maine school districts are returning to mandatory mask usage as COVID-19 case counts in the state rise. Bangor schools returned to a universal mask requirement on Monday. And officials in Portland, the largest school district in the state, announced...

Owner of Maine newspaper to recognize employees' new union

May. 06, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The owner of a Maine newspaper has decided to recognize a union formed by its employees. The union will represent more than 30 newsroom workers at the Bangor Daily News, which covers Maine's third-largest city and many of its rural northern and eastern...

Remains of Maine woman missing for three years located

May. 05, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Investigators located the remains of a Maine woman reported missing by her family almost three years ago. Police said Wednesday the remains of Cathy Pride were recovered on April 5 in a wooded, industrial area in Bangor. Pride's family reported her missing on...

COVID-19 cases grow in UMS ahead of weekend commencements

May. 03, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases is growing among students in the University of Maine System ahead of commencements this weekend. UMS officials reported that the number of cases on its campuses grew from 54 last week to 187 on Monday, a spike that led to a...